Dis*hon"est (?), a. [Pref. dis- + honest: cf. F. d'eshonnete, OF. deshoneste.]

1.

Dishonorable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd.

[Obs.]

Inglorious triumphs and dishonest scars. Pope.

Speak no foul or dishonest words before them [the women]. Sir T. North.

2.

Dishonored; disgraced; disfigured.

[Obs.]

Dishonest with lopped arms the youth appears, Spoiled of his nose and shortened of his ears. Dryden.

3.

Wanting in honesty; void of integrity; faithless; disposed to cheat or defraud; not trustworthy; as, a dishonest man.

4.

Characterized by fraud; indicating a want of probity; knavish; fraudulent; unjust.

To get dishonest gain. Ezek. xxii. 27.

The dishonest profits of men in office. Bancroft.

 

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Dis*hon"est, v. t. [Cf. OF. deshonester.]

To disgrace; to dishonor; as, to dishonest a maid.

[Obs.]

I will no longer dishonest my house. Chapman.

 

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